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Little Compton Police: Dog violation, DUIs

Monday, July 25 A caller from Simmons Road reported found/lost property at 7:51 a.m. A caller reported suspicious activity/vehicle at the barns on Simmons Road at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday, July …
Recent obituaries
Letter: Who would steal such a joy?

I was saddened when I read  that the "Fork in the Road" sculpture in Westport had been stolen and damaged. Why? It was always a pleasure to drive by and see what might be on it during the …

Congratulations to R.I. Democrats for finally coming of age

Is the soccer stadium a game-changer or a boondoggle?

McKee’s approval ratings are low, but does it matter?

Letter: Worried for the republic? Lighten up and get to work

Legal Notices
Alexander Wilkinson, 61, Locke, NY Alexander B. Wilkinson, 61, of Locke, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2022. Alex was born in Boston, Mass., on April 17, 1961, to H. Francois and Johanna (Wislocki) …
Evelyn Gouveia, 94, Tiverton Evelyn (Souza) Gouveia, 94, of Tiverton, R.I. died July 21, 2022, at Dawn Hill Home & Rehabilitation in Bristol, R.I. She was the wife of the late George Gouveia. Born in Fall River, Mass., …
Anne P. Rocha, 79, Little Compton Anne P. (McDonnell) Rocha 79, of Little Compton, R.I., passed away peacefully at home on June 29, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late James J. Rocha. Born in …

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